Honest Gamers writes: "So, why don't I give Sonic and the Black Knight a higher rating if I think it's so dang peachy? Mostly, it comes down to the faults I've already mentioned. As beautiful as they may be, some of the stages do get tiresome before you're through with them. The main adventure's brevity also means that gamers thirsty for an involving tale of chivalry and hedgehogs will find surprisingly little substance. The unlockable characters and the challenges for completing stages at different levels of proficiency also can feel at times like features that were included just to make the game longer, not necessarily better. Put those few issues aside, though, and the final package is definitely worth a look".